Ted has an interview in Chicago for what he considers his dream job. But he and Robin have just missed their flight and are trying whatever they can to catch another flight to get to Chicago in time for his interview. As they go on their quest, they reminisce about the events that led up to them missing the flight. The story started six months earlier, the story elements which involve the two of them, Barney, Marshall and Lily, and which include a court date that morning, a subway ride gone wrong and jumping the turnstile, training for and running the New York City Marathon, a wedding dress sale, a never ending car alarm, a hot dog dinner and a found 1939 penny. Ultimately, who will Ted trace the missing flight back to? But as Ted recounts this story to his children in 2030, he considers the penny to be his lucky penny for the destiny it brought.
Did You Know?
This episode talks about the same penny referred in episode 2 "the scorpion and the toad". See more
At the end of the episode, Ted says that if he had gotten the job and transferred to Chicago, he wouldn't have met "the mother." Since he met "the mother" at Barney and Robin's wedding, chances are he would have been there regardless of where he was living at the time. See more
My legs don't work. I have ridden the subway twice from end to end. I've been where it turns around. Ted, you don't ever want to see where it turns around.
References Raiders of the Lost Ark
Performed by Oppenheimer See more